Old man hurls himself onto stationary car at Ang Mo Kio

Old man hurls himself onto stationary car at Ang Mo Kio

A driver slowed his car down when he noticed an elderly man standing in the middle of the road, but was shocked when the latter flung himself onto the car bonnet.

The driver, who sent footage of the incident to citizen journalism website Stomp, said the incident happened yesterday, Apr 8, at about 4.55pm along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6.

In footage caught by his car's dashboard camera, he slowed down as the elderly man raised his hands and seemed to want to cross the road.

He recounted: "A man tried to slow my car down by raising his hands as he pretended to cross the road illegally.

"As I slowed down to let him pass, he suddenly jumped onto my front bonnet as if he was knocked down!"

The incident has raised alarms as to whether it could have been a fake accident scam, which are rife in China.

In such cases, the perpetrator would pretend to be injured by claiming that they were knocked down by a car, and then proceed to try claiming money from insurance.

The driver quickly drove away as he did not want to hold up traffic. However, he noted that the man looked like he was about to try the same stunt on another vehicle.

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